Ever since I was a little girl, my community has been an important part of my life. Growing up we knew every single person on our block…and even some of their close relatives. If someone in the neighborhood was sick, my mom made them a huge pot of her famous chicken soup. We all had each other’s backs. In a way, we were like one, big family. And just as your family plays a large part in shaping who you are as a person, so does your community.
Like Trichelle™, my daughter has big plans for her future (watch out, Oprah Winfrey!), and we both know it’s going to take a lot of hard work and determination for her to get there. The other thing we know? She can’t do it alone. And she won’t have to.
Wherever my daughter goes in life, I want her to know that she’ll have the love and support of her family and the people in our community carrying her along the way. We’re her cheerleaders, her strength, and her inspiration, all rolled into one. With us in her corner, she’s unstoppable, and we’ll all be so proud of her when she achieves her goals.
In return, she’ll give back. You see, I believe that if you want more of anything in life, you have to give more of it.
You don’t have to try to change the world with some huge plan; even the smallest gestures can make a big difference. Whether it’s giving your time, your talent, or just offering a kind word to someone passing by, giving is an important step on the path to success. The more love you give, the more love you feel. The more love you feel, the more empowered you are to keep pushing toward your dreams.
Trichelle™ reminds girls that with the help of our communities, we’re all unstoppable! Each and every one of us has the power to give in some way, large or small. And when we do, that love, support, and strength all comes back to us; helping us achieve more than we ever thought was possible.
There’s just no telling what we can do or how far we can go…together.
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Barbie® So in Style™ (S.I.S™) is a line of five African American-inspired Barbie dolls created to offer African American girls the opportunity to play with dolls they can see as a reflection of themselves. Barbie So In Style is more than just a doll – she’s a mentor and a big sister. She’s also a source of inspiration for African American girls, encouraging them to dream big and not be afraid to have high standards and expectations. ©2012 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.